REY L DUFFIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 30E, LINE 8 OF THE WALL

REY L DUFFIN

WALL NAME

REY L DUFFIN

PANEL / LINE

30E/8

DATE OF BIRTH

04/23/1931

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/17/1967

HOME OF RECORD

TOOELE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Tooele County

STATE

UT

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR REY L DUFFIN
POSTED ON 2.10.2023
POSTED BY: Howard "Rusty" Hamer

Last Dinner at O'Club

A small group of Squadron EWO's sat together on 16 Nov and as we finished eating and Christmas was approaching stories for our time getting our Master degrees came out. Rey mention the study hours required and now lamented about the time he didn't spend with his family but studying. The next assignment would be different.
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POSTED ON 7.20.2022
POSTED BY: David Lundgreen

Wonderful husband and father

I met Rey in El Paso, TX, during my Church mission. I thought of him as that's how I turn out. Thanks for your service.
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POSTED ON 6.2.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us….
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POSTED ON 4.23.2020
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Captain Rey Lamar Duffin, Served with the 41st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force.
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POSTED ON 2.15.2020

Final Mission of CAPT Rey L. Duffin

On the morning of November 17, 1967, a U.S. Air Force Douglas EB-66C Destroyer from the 41st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, departed Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base for a mission over North Vietnam. Shortly after takeoff, the right engine failed, and the pilot, MAJ Max E. Nichols, performed his engine out procedures and prepared the aircraft and the crew for an emergency landing at Takhli. While the jet was on short final, it descended rapidly into rough ground about 1200 feet short of the runway, slid for a distance, caught fire, and exploded. Only two of the seven crewmen were able to escape the burning aircraft. The lost crew included MAJ Nichols, electronic warfare officers CAPT Rey L. Duffin and MAJ Karl D. Hezel, and navigators MAJ William McDonald and 1LT Theodore W. Johnson. The EB-66 reportedly had a history of engine problems. At or near max weight, hot climate, and the fact that the aircraft was very hard to control with one engine made a successful engine-out takeoff and landing a slim prospect. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, aviation-safety.net, and togetherweserved.com]
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